SGX Nifty indicates a flat opening for Indian markets

For today, we expect some consolidation after a heady start to the week as Nifty tries to stay above 11300, while broader market sees more traction.

Mar 13, 2019 02:03 IST India Infoline News Service

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SGX Nifty is at 11261, up 49 points. For today, we expect some consolidation after a heady start to the week as Nifty tries to stay above 11300, while broader market sees more traction.

On Tuesday, Nifty saw another strong session with the index gaining 130 points & closing above 11300. New highs of 2019 seem to sustain as foreign investors buy handsomely with best inflows in the last 2 years. Local mutual funds book profit while retail investors see reprieve as midcaps continue to outperform.

Global market: Asian markets opened in the red as overnight US cues were mixed. The recent run in equities has seen most Asian indices outperform globally, as stocks become the best asset class in 2019. Expect some more consolidation as investors book profit along the way, while the broader indices digest the recent gains.

US Markets: US stocks end mixed with Nasdaq seeing gains, while Dow Jones slips 100 points. Oil prices see more consolidation on the upside as US inventories fall more than expected. Boeing sees deeper sell-off as more countries ban 737 flying, which hurt sentiment. 

FII/DII Data: In yesterday’s trading session, FIIs bought 2478cr worth of stock in cash, whereas DIIs sold 990cr worth of stock. In the derivative market, FIIs bought 1975cr of Index futures and sold 598cr worth of Index options. In the Stock futures segment, FIIs bought 221cr worth of stock futures and sold 75cr stock options.

FII View: In Index future segment, FIIs index future long/short ratio shifted from 1.1x to 1.2x on account of heavy buying to the tune 30221 contracts of index futures. The trend of doing a collar spread continues as, they created 24573 contracts of speculative long positions in index call options and they wrote off 45760 contracts of index puts, clearly indicating an expectation of the positive momentum for the indices.

FII OI
(in000's)
% Chg % Chg
Since Expiry
Long/
Short Ratio
Long/Short
 Since Expiry
Index Long 150 25 59 1.2 1.1
Index Short 123 10 51
Index Call Long 275 10 (80) 3.9 3.9
Index Call Short 71 1 (95)
Index Put Long 294 4 (84) 1.3 1.3
Index Put Short 225 25 (87)

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